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Eddie Lee / Icom /BBR / RS500

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Saw the pictures in the other thread. Looks stunning and please leave the fiberglass parts on while racing it. Would be a real shame if a gen bumper gets damaged.

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Paul has asked me to start the story all over again on here.

So sorry if you have read all this before Or seen some of the pictures before.

1988 Macau race- raced by Brodie to 6th place.and then sold to Eddie Lee.

Returned to BBR in the UK for preparation- tested at Goodwood

Raced by Lee at Macau in 1989- spun out and rejoined.

Went on to be raced in Malaysia by Lee, who also had a Rouse RS500.

Lee crashed his Rouse car in Malaysia, and a lot of the Rouse parts went into the BBR shell.

Then Sold to David Wong who raced the car out there.

Sold to Graham Hathaway around 1993- returned to the UK.

That is about as much as I know or I have being told about the car.....

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Thanks Paul Good to see it out there racing .Lee told me he could not drive a car to save his life in them days.

But it does look like the BMW Helped him around the corner.

Cheers Jim

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Here is a photo of the car Back in the UK.

This is when Ian Donaldson of Oakfields Went to look at the car Down near the New Forest.

The car had been left like this for a longtime And not running...

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At this point I would like to say What a Really nice guy Ian Donaldson is that Owns Oakfields The guy has been racing all his life And been in the game a long time..

I think I've just made a new friend I feel like I've known him years. They are an excellent company to deal with.

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Jim as Paul says, we will never ever get bored of pics!!!

Ref oakfileds, i recently had the pleasure of dealing with his son buying a left hand drive "Martini" Escort Cosworth for a friend of mine in the states, he was great to deal with, went out of his way to help.

And they plough lots of money into their cars and going racing.

Jim you gonna take me up on the offer of being your car cleaner???? hee hee.

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Hi Paul i think you need to be called Paul to own an RS 500 As everyone seems to be called Paul.

I don't want to bore everyone with loads of photos  I'm just trying To show a small bit of its history to date.

I will have to get you around for the job interview for the cleaning ha ha ha

Cheers Jim

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Hi Paul i think you need to be called Paul to own an RS 500 As everyone seems to be called Paul.

and they all really want an original group A RS500  ;D

My road car came from Oakfields, Ian is a pleasure to deal with, he loves these old buses which is amazing when you see the cars he gets to play with every day.

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Ian at Oakfields Really does love his RS 500s And like you say They have all sorts of cars down there to play with.

But Ian used to rally a Sierra Cosworth And was very quick in it as well.

Cheers Jim

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Jim let me know, been polishing these rs500s for over 20 years now... will do a good job for you, oh and i can make a cracking cuppa too!!!

Great pics Paul S, where do you get them from, just watched the link from the race Paul l posted, great.

Cheers Paul B.

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Hi Paul

It sounds like you have done a lot of polishing.  one thing is I don't drink tea so I hope you make a good cup of coffee.

Yes it is great to watch the old races And see my car spinning off !!

Paul can seem to find all sorts of things.

They are great cars I had a Sierra cosworth when They first came out Black D reg It was a fantastic car....

Cheers Jim

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